The BIG3 — a 3-on-3 tour filled with washed-up pros and run by a man who calls himself Ice Cube — is no joke. Not even Allen Iverson is too mighty for the league's harsh disciplinary forces.
A.I. received a one-game suspension Wednesday for his recent no-show at BIG3's stop in Dallas, according to a USA TODAY's Adi Joseph.
That means Iverson will miss an Aug. 6 date in Lexington, Kentucky. His heartfelt apology Tuesday must not have been enough to clear his name.
The Dallas incident came after his sudden decision to sit out BIG3's night in Philly last month, in which doctors advised him not to play.
Now the decision has been removed from Iverson's control. At least he'll be plenty rested.
We've heard so much about Nolan Patrick's vision and passing ability.
Now we know why.
Patrick on Tuesday delivered the first jaw-dropping highlight of his NHL career when he slickly dropped a pass through his legs for a trailing Dale Weise, who finished the play with the Flyers' fourth second-period goal of the night.
You can watch the play in the video above … and just, wow.
Patrick, only 19 years old, does it so naturally and without even looking — at all — in Weise's direction.
Some Flyers were seen on the bench smiling in amazement of the teenager.
And it probably won't be the only time.
Joel Embiid said plenty with his words on Tuesday afternoon when he called the decision to have a minutes restriction in the teens to begin the season "f-----g BS."
He also sent a message with his fresh new look.
Jojo showed up to practice on the eve of the Sixers' season with a new hairstyle -- some cornrows remeniscent of the last great Sixer to captivate the city of Philadelphia.
No, not Andrew Bynum.
We're talking about Allen Iverson.
"I had the old hairstyle for a long time so I just wanted something new," Embiid said. "I know my mom won't be happy but it's only for a couple of days."
Robert Covington saw a resemblance, "Everybody was shocked. Told him he’s going to be the new AI.”
Was he inspired by somebody? Anybody?
"I just wanted something new, something crazy. I never do anything crazy, so..."
"I think it looks OK," Embiid said, always his toughest critic.